Granite City man killed in construction accident at Menard prison

Ronald Pointer

CHESTER, Ill. – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating a construction accident that claimed a Granite City’s man life Thursday.

The accident occurred at the Menard Correctional Center. The exact circumstances surrounding the accident were not disclosed, but we do know that 55-year-old Ronald Pointer was killed.

No other injuries at the prison were reported.

The Chester, Illinois and Perryville, Missouri fire departments rushed to the prison following the accident.

Pointer was a contractor for Merlin Stelzer Services and had 30 years of experience.

A company spokesperson said they’re working with OSHA to figure out what happened.